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melancholia

[‚mel·ən′kō·lē·ə]
(psychology)
A disordered mental condition of psychotic proportion characterized by severe depression.
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(12.) For the role of Diirer's Melencolia I in Walter Benjamin's Trauerspiel, about which Benjamin learned from art historians such as Erwin Panofsky, see Hanssen, "Portrait of Melancholy," 1000.
It should come as no surprise, then, that the iconography of Durer's Melencolia I and Consolo's ekphrastic rendition of it in Nottetempo, casa per casa, bring to mind Benjamin's "Theses on the Philosophy of History": "A Klee painting named "Angelus Novus" shows an angel looking as though he is about to move away from something he is fixedly contemplating....
(27) His reading of Bacon is supported by Georges Didi-Hubermann's revealing interpretation of Durer's Melencolia through Giacometti's sculpture Le Cube; created after his father's death, Giacometti's cube (an echo of Durer's cube, positioned next to the winged woman) has on one of its sides a very vaguely defined representation of Giacometti's face, a repetition of the barely visible face embossed on the cube in Durer's print.
On sait en effet que le titre choisi par Sartre pour son premier roman etait precisement Melancholia, d'apres la celebre gravure de Duirer, "Melencolia I".
Heleen Buijus' work explores this through painting (Durer's Melencolia I).
He then illustrates this tension as it manifests itself both within and between two modernist compositions, Elliott Carter's Enchanted Prelude (1988) and Harrison Birtwistle's Melencolia I (1976).
The essay by Panofsky and Saxl, Durers "Melencolia I": Eine Quellen- und Typengeschichtliche Untersuchung, Studien der Bibliothek Warburg, II (Leipzig-Berlin, 1923), underwent long and adventurous reworkings before finally being published as R.
Hoban's higher brow shows too in his use of Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande and Durer's picture Melencolia as integral parts of the story.
Duncan: "The Disinherited" I am the dark one, -- the widower, -- the unconsoled, The prince of Aquitaine at his stricken tower: My sole star is dead, -- and my constellated lute Bears the black sun of the Melencolia.
That works reasonably well when the picture really is a field of symbols, like Durer's Melencolia I, the analysis of which by Erwin Panofsky was one of the triumphs of the Warburg methodology.
I especially enjoyed the Shortz contest Puder's books ad (I may avail myself of some of them.), Eckler's trigrams, Kickshaws as usual, Dave's palindrome contest, your Melencolia, the Grant and Kahan puzzles, Ray Love's Playful Poems and Danyl Francis' new isograms.